World’s First SF Magazine Revived as a Blog
A new blog has just announced the end of a several week long private beta and the official launch of a new community dedicated to covering the fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
Amazing Stories might have little connection to the original pulp magazine, but Amazing Stories does have broad support from no less than 4 former Amazing Stories editors as well as dozens of SF and fantasy authors.
The original Amazing Stories was a magazine started by Hugo Gernsback in 1926. Mr. Gernsback is widely regarded as the father of SF, and he noticed a market for science fiction stories before the term even existed.
This new incarnation is the work of Steve Davidson, the owner and publisher of Experimenter Publishing. Mr. Davidson has been working to reawaken the icon ever since he registered the trademark in 2011. Amazing Stories first reappeared last summer with the release of a pair of review editions but went silent shortly afterward while everyone was working towards the launch as an online magazine.
Are any of my readers involved in this blog? I’ve looked over the names mentioned as contributing authors and I’m surprised that I have not heard of this before.
Logan Kennelly January 21, 2013 um 2:24 pm
It’s probably obvious to most people, but "The original Amazon Stories" should read "The original Amazing Stories". Given the time period, it’s not unreasonable to think the magazine started based around adventures in the rainforest, but that is not my understanding.
Nate Hoffelder January 21, 2013 um 2:28 pm
Fixed it. Thanks!
CJJ January 21, 2013 um 7:51 pm
I just love the art work on that rag as well as Clayton’s second launch, Astounding Stories of Super Science Fiction. I have all of the latter that Gutenberg offers. The cover art is part of the meta data and looks great on a tablets' bookshelf.
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steve davidson January 24, 2013 um 8:05 pm
Thanks flr the push Nate!
I can’t tell you how many times autocorrect wants to convert me into a publisher of jungle tales, but it is often enough to make me start to think it might not be a bad idea….
I’d like your readers ti know that the current effort with Amazing is geared tiwards returning to fiction publication. If the social network/blog site (social magazine) can gain a large enough audience, we’ll start buying and publishing fiction, which will appear free on the site. Kinda almost a free lunch for fans.